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Waves Plugins Are Now Available Both as Perpetual Licenses and as Subscriptions

Mar 29, 2023

Waves plugins and bundles can now be purchased as perpetual licenses, alongside the new Waves Creative Access subscriptions. Both options, perpetual and subscriptions, will exist side by side going forward.

Update – June 20, 2023: Upgrades

Upgrades for perpetual (non-subscription) plugins and bundles are now available.

Update – April 2, 2023: Plugins & Bundles Are Now Available for Purchase as Perpetual Licenses

Starting today, Waves plugins and bundles can be purchased as perpetual licenses, as well as accessed via the new Waves Creative Access subscriptions. Both options, perpetual and subscription, will exist side by side going forward. See our plugins and bundles here.

Update – March 30, 2023: Updates for Perpetual Plugins & Bundles Are Available

We would like to update you that effective immediately, you can once again renew your Waves Update Plan in order to update perpetual plugin and bundle licenses. This option will remain in place going forward.

Letter from Meir Shashoua, Waves CTO and Co-Founder – March 29, 2023:

Dear Waves community,

Over the past few days, many of you have expressed concerns about our decision to discontinue perpetual plugin licenses and our move to an exclusive plugin subscription model. I would like to start by apologizing for the frustration we have caused many of you, our loyal customers. We understand that our move was sudden and disruptive, and did not sufficiently take into consideration your needs, wishes, and preferences. We are genuinely sorry for the distress it has caused.

After respectfully listening to your concerns, I want to share with you that we are bringing back the perpetual plugin license model, side-by-side with the new subscriptions. You will again be able to get plugins as perpetual licenses, just as before.

In addition, those of you who already own perpetual licenses will once again be able to update your plugins and receive a second license via the Waves Update Plan—again, just as before. This option, too, will be available alongside and independently of the subscription program.

We are currently putting all our efforts into making perpetual licenses available to you again, as quickly as possible. In the meantime, you can keep up-to-date on this webpage, where we will post real-time updates as they are available.

I would like you to know that we are committed to you, our users. We listened to your feedback, and we will continue to listen to you. Waves is a company filled with users and creators, just like you, and we are all as passionate about the products as you are. With this in mind, we will strive to find the way to make things right by you, and hopefully regain your trust.

Thank you for your feedback and continued support—I wish you all the best,

Meir Shashoua
CTO and Co-Founder
Waves Audio